Pixalo Photography Community

Go Back   Pixalo Photography Community > Photography Forums > General photography questions and answers

General photography questions and answers: Discuss DVD Slideshow question...The image quality on tv-screen is far from what I expected. Question: Is this the same with any other DVD-SlideShow ...
Welcome to the Pixalo Photography Community. As a Guest you are free to browse the site, but see what extras you get as a Member here.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 27-01-2007, 07:16   #1 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 18,309
Dave is just really nice
Dave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really nice

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Question DVD Slideshow question

The image quality on tv-screen is far from what I expected.
Question: Is this the same with any other DVD-SlideShow software ??
I would appreciate suggestions

Recieved the following PM from new member Ton.....can anyone help ?

Quote:
Hi, I am a newcomer in the pixalo family and have very limited knowledge about how the system works. In other words I am standing at the edge of the swimmingpool, testing the water with my right big toe. [I am right handed

My current area of interest:
I am in the process of making a slideshow with [for] about 1600 images which I made during a recent camping trip through central Queensland [Australia] - I live in Melbourne -
I have not made a final decision about the software which I am testing at the moment i.e. <http://flash.dvd-photo-slideshow.com/>

The image quality on tv-screen is far from what I expected.
Question: Is this the same with any other DVD-SlideShow software ??
I would appreciate suggestions
Dave is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 09:56   #2 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
stepheno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bingley
Posts: 10,668
stepheno is a jewel in the rough
stepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the rough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Re: DVD Slideshow question

I have produced DVDs with Ulead and Nero. I don't know the technicalities of why but, yes, you will not get the clear image you see on your monitor on a TV, particularly large screen TVs. One other point I would mention is that some software will not handle that many images in one show. You will probably have to break it down into "chapters" if that is the right word. Anyway, with all due respect, I can't see anyone wanting to sit through 1600 photographs HTH.
stepheno is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 13:29   #3 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
dabhand16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dunstable Bedfordshire UK
Posts: 30,239
dabhand16 is a glorious beacon of lightdabhand16 is a glorious beacon of lightdabhand16 is a glorious beacon of light
dabhand16 is a glorious beacon of lightdabhand16 is a glorious beacon of lightdabhand16 is a glorious beacon of lightdabhand16 is a glorious beacon of lightdabhand16 is a glorious beacon of light

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: DVD Slideshow question

I think we need a bit more info here. Poor quality can mean almost anything. Does the TV display images OK direct from the camera?

There is a free app bundled with XP called Photo Storey Three. It allows pans and zooms, transitions and the addition of a soundtrack. I've used it a few times with no problems. I've never put that many images on it, but can see no reason that the quantity of images ought to affect the quality. It would, however, make for a huge file size.

I beleive that some apps require image resizing before importing, and don't forget that if your widescreen TV is set to 'smart size' or similar, photographs may be distorted.

Perhaps more important, DVD authoring makes huge demands on your computer. Throw the fact that different apps are better than others into the mix, and there are more settings than you could shake a stick at, and you have a recipe for disaster. When I make DVD's, before I start I disconnect from the web, turn of my anti-virus and screensaver, and force the computer to perform it's 'idle tasks'. this allows the computer to concerntrate on making the DVD with no distractions!

I think that breaking the show into chapters that are more manageable in both the preparation and viewing is a good idea, and as a first step, I'd suggest putting together a short, say 5 minutes/30-50 images slideshow to test the water. Use RW DVD's in the first experiments to avoid coaster production. I would also consider the use of DVD authoring software as well as slideshow software for large slideshows.
__________________
Graham
dabhand16 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 19:39   #4 (permalink)
New here
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1
david.pe is on a distinguished roaddavid.pe is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
Re: DVD Slideshow question

If you have a MAC, use iPhoto to create a slideshow and use iDVD to create the DVD.
david.pe is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 28-01-2007, 10:10   #5 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
stepheno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bingley
Posts: 10,668
stepheno is a jewel in the rough
stepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the rough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Re: DVD Slideshow question

Hi David and welcome to Pixalo. Thanks for your input and we have a Welcome Forum if you want to introduce yourself
stepheno is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Question of Raw Charlotte Photo Manipulation 33 14-03-2007 17:02
Question for dod. (or anyone) busterboy Photo Critique 16 19-02-2006 12:54
Another 20D question !! Mr THX Cameras, Lenses and Accessories 7 18-10-2005 17:21


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 13:57.


vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ReviewPost & PhotoPost vB3 Enhanced, Copyright 2003-2014 All Enthusiast, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright 2006 - 2017 Pixalo.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197